Larkmead Vets are joining TV presenter and naturalist Chris Packham and the University of Bristol’s Big Tick Project this summer to look at rising tick numbers and the risk to our dogs and ourselves from tick-borne diseases such as Lyme Disease.

As one of the vet practices across the UK taking part, we will be carrying out tick checks on dogs coming into the surgery and sending any ticks found to the University of Bristol for analysis. Anyone whose dog takes part in this ground-breaking research will receive a Big Tick Project certificate and help progress veterinary and human medicine. To find out more, go to

Many of us have heard of cases of Lyme Disease in people but how many dog owners are aware their dogs can catch the disease too? Transmitted by an infected tick, the threat of Lyme Disease is being tracked by researchers at the Big Tick Project. Larkmead Vets are proud to be one of the UK vet practices taking part in the Big Tick Project this summer and we’ll be carrying out tick checks on dogs coming into practice. The ticks we remove from your pets will be sent to Bristol for analysis.